Definition of Sadie Hawkins in English:

Sadie Hawkins


US usually as modifier
  • An event or occasion, typically a school dance, to which female students ask male students to accompany them in a reversal of traditional gender roles.

    • ‘a junior high Sadie Hawkins dance’


1930s from the comic strip L'il Abner by American cartoonist Al Capp, in which the character Sadie Hawkins takes part in a race held for unmarried women to chase after and catch husbands.